Sony Music Unlimited Now Available for Android Tablets
>By Christopher Weaver
Today Sony announced the expansion of their Music Unlimited service to include the Sony tablets and other Android based tablets. This service, which was previously available on Android phones only, gives the user access to stream Sony’s 10 million track library. Plans start at $3.99 for a basic subscription, and $9.99 will get you a premium subscription. Sony is even giving new customers the chance to test out Music Unlimited for 180 days for free.
If you try it and like it, you might want to use it in more places. Sony’s got you covered — network-enabled Sony devices including 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theater systems as well
as PlayStation®3, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), personal computers including VAIO® personal computers, and Xperia™ can all access Music Unlimited. Learn more in the press release below.
Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited Service Cranks Up the Music on Android
Sony’s Cloud-Based Music Service Offers a Global Catalogue of Over 10 Million Tracks to Sony Tablet and other Android-based Tablets
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Network Entertainment (“SNEI”) today announced that the Music Unlimited cloud-based, streaming digital music service is now available for the Android-based Sony Tablet worldwide(i).
“As one of the largest digital entertainment services, Sony Entertainment Network aims to bring new ways for consumers to enjoy digital music and video,” said Tim Schaaff, President, Sony Network Entertainment. “The launch of the Music Unlimited service on Sony Tablet marks one of our many significant steps to satisfying the mobile demands of our current consumers while opening up our cloud-based music service to completely new audiences.”
The release of the Music Unlimited service’s Android v1.2 application – previously only available on compatible Android-based phones – adds Sony Tablet and other Android-based tablets(ii) to SNEI’s growing ecosystem, and improves a consumer’s music experience with an upgraded user interface. Subscribers can now create playlists faster, easily discover related artists and songs, quickly navigate between the album view and catalog, and return more streamlined search results.
The Music Unlimited service, which operates in nine countries and has a global catalog of over 10 million tracks(iii), is available as a native app on Sony Tablet. For compatible Android phones and tablets, the Music Unlimited service v1.2 app is currently available for download in the Android Marketplace.
A Basic subscription to the Music Unlimited service is $3.99, 3.99 pounds Sterling, euro 3.99, AU$4.99 or NZ$5.99/month and a Premium subscription is $9.99, 9.99 pounds, euro 9.99, AU$12.99 or NZ$13.99/month. Starting today, Sony Tablet users who are first-time subscribers to the Music Unlimited service can get a 180-day trial of the Basic subscription plan.
In addition to Sony Tablet and other Android tablets, users can access the Music Unlimited service on a wide variety of network-enabled Sony devices including 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theater systems as well as PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), personal computers including VAIO® personal computers, Xperia™ and other compatible Android-based mobile phones.